Post # 1
We are having an afternoon reception with a wonderfully talented pianist. No sit down dinner, mostly heavy appetizers and cake. Neither one of us is big on dancing, so the first dance has us scratching our heads…should we have one or not? We don’t want to regret not having one since it’s a tradition and great photo op, but we are not expecting much dancing besides this since we aren’t having a DJ. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
@donna_saur: I say go for it! Do you guys have a song? You could have your pianist play the instrumental version of your song, or something that you really like. There’s a ton of stuff out there for piano! 🙂
Post # 4
@pengoala: yes! We have 2 we would choose from! We just didn’t know if it would be weird for us to dance and then not really expect anyone else to.
Post # 5
No its not werid, its your day!
I’d also recomend that the pianist play it.
May be nice to do mother/son father/daughter and then transitions back to reg bg music.
Post # 6
I see the first dance as the way to open the dance floor. If you aren’t goign to have a dance floor and you don’t actually like dancing, I’d just skip it.
Post # 7
@donna_saur: If you want to have a first dance you should absolutely go for it! People understand that it’s part of wedding tradition and shouldn’t think anything of it. We had an afternoon reception as well, and despite having a dancefloor AND a DJ, people didn’t really think of dancing. (To be fair, it was a tiny dance floor that we got only because we wanted our first dance, lol.)
I suggest doing something of note immediately after the dance like the cake cutting or speeches to make it clear that you are not opening the dance floor.
Post # 8
@donna_saur: Nope, it’s your day, dance if you want! 😀